The March

Date and Time

Sunday, 6-24-18 Step Off: Noon


Step Off: 7th Avenue and 16th Street

Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2017, we were joined by over 450+ unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 110 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.

2018 NYC Pride Grand Marshals:

Billie Jean King

Lambda Legal

Tyler Ford

Kenita Placide

For complete biographies and photos of this year’s Grand Marshals, visit:


Don’t miss the live broadcast of the 2018 NYC Pride March on ABC7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 24. 

Viewing The March is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary.


Nonprofits, government agencies, political officials and community organizations click here to view your 2018 rate options.

Small business and corporate groups click here to complete a quick questionnaire that will help us determine your rate level.

Non-profit? Click here to register!

It is the responsibility of all marching contingents to ensure that their group members abide by all event rules and regulations. Before registering, please ensure that you have reviewed the March Rules, the March FAQ, and the March Refund Policy.

Changes in 2018

Please note, due to increasing demand and the ever-growing length/time of the March, we are limiting the total number of floats and vehicles in 2018. We are also asking organizations to limit the number of marchers in their contingent to a maximum of 200 members. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available to help keep your members involved in Pride; we are happy to chat with you about such options.

Below is an important date:

  • May 1, 2018 (11:59 p.m.): Registration for 2018 March closes

If the March reaches capacity prior to May 1, 2018, we will close registration early. Please sign up as soon as possible.

Info Services

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Accessible Seating

Details are currently unavailable. Please check back with us in the coming months for further information.

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Our volunteer opportunities are as diverse as the community we serve! Regardless of your skill level or expertise, there is sure to be an opportunity that matches your abilities.

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Official NYC Pride Hotels

Looking for a place to stay during NYC Pride? Check out all of our Official Hotel Partners for 2018. With a whole host of options ranging from thrifty to luxury accommodations, NYC Pride has an option for every budget.

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